Shotover Passive House

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The Shotover Passive House was designed to suit a family in search of a comfortable, energy efficient permanent home in one of Queenstown’s newest suburbs. The original brief was for a simple but dramatic design that would overlook the park to the north of the house and contract with the more conservative surrounding dwellings. The form became simpler during the …

Passive House Taupo

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Passive House Taupo is a residential project designed and built by just one person, Kim Feldborg, as his family home. It is a 260-square-meter structure set in a subdivision near Lake Taupo with a majestic view of Mount Ruapehu. After Kim Feldborg and his family moved to Taupo from the UK they lived in a brand new home … that …

Waikanae Passive House

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Energy Architecture was approached with a brief for a low maintenance dwelling to the Passive House standard. The client had already decided on the Passive House standard, independent of our advice and already had a builder lined up, who built their own certified Passive House project prior to construction of this project. Starting with the end in mind definitely made …

Bishop Street Passive House

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Bishop Street Passive House was designed as a character home to suit the preferences of the clients and the vernacular of the area by MCD Architecture. The design was then brought THECA design to make it into a Passive House. Often this approach can make it more difficult but certainly having the garage separate from home makes the Passive House design process …

Pitkin – Douglas Home

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The Pitkin-Douglas Home is a modest family home that is also the first certified Passive House Plus in the south island of New Zealand. This means that the design needs to be more efficient in terms of total energy used from the grid and generate at least 60 kWh/m²/year of energy in relation to the area covered by the building …

Kowhai House

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Kowhai House was designed by Rafe Maclean as his family home. His family wanted a warm house after experiencing the state of rental houses in Dunedin. Like many of us several members of his family have asthma making clean air and warmth a health priority. On calm days in the winter in Dunedin you can see and smell the coal …